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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 18, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Kiev, Ukraine: John Dancy) Secretary of State James Baker's meetings with Byelorussian leader Stanislav Shushkevich and Ukraine President Leonid Kravchuk about the dismantling of their republics' nuclear weapons featured; scenes shown. [KRAVCHUK - (thru translator) sets disarmament goal.] [BAKER - expresses satisfaction with meetings.] President Mikhail Gorbachev reported urging the Supreme Soviet to hold a final session to transfer power to the republics. Growing economic crisis and tension within the new commonwealth noted; scenes shown of people waiting in line. Russian vice president Aleksandr Rutskoi reported saying that no one knows Russian President Boris Yeltsin's ultimate goal.

Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John

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